As I’ll be gone for a little while I’m posting today in honor of my trip to Miami.
Many of you may have heard of, heard or possibly own this album as it was a big deal with the accompanying documentary that won many awards and was nominated for best documentary at the 1997 Academy Awards. This project was the brainchild of great guitarist and all around crazy person, Ry Cooder. He gathered a dozen of the most famous house musicians from the actual Buena Vista Social Club in pre-revolution Cuba and made this album with them.
Even if you don’t care for Latin music, it’s hard not to appreciate these beautiful arrangements and masterful playing. I hope you enjoy it and at least have a cocktail or two while listening to “El Carretero” while I’m gone. Here’s Beuna Vista Social Club.
I doubt these records need any introduction. I’ve been rockin’ these albums all week and thought we could rock out this weekend together.
’92 – Stone Temple Pilots – Core
’93 – Pearl Jam – VS
’94 – Soundgarden – Superunknown
Well, this is the 1 year anniversary of Antiques Web Show. Let me know what you’re favorite album I posted was. Thanks for downloading all this time.
These are some of the oft overlooked records in Tom Waits’ catalog. With all the later Swordfishtrobones, Rain Dogs and what have you, it gets hard to imagine that he used to just be a jazzy songwriter with a wonderful voice before it went all whisky-soaked zombie that he’s more known for today. Many of these songs were covered by other more well-known artists and he was known primarily as a songwriter instead of a performer. These are his first two records from the early 70s.
1973’s Closing Time
1974’s The Heart of Saturday Night